Rope Rescue I

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Eastern Shore Regional Fire Training Center

28598 Beacon Rd

Melfa Virginia, 23410

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January 14-15, 21-22, 2017

This program meets or exceeds the requirements for NFPA 1006 Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications, Chapter 6, Level I. The student will learn to perform at the Operations Level as specified in NFPA 1670, Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents, Chapter 5.

This 32 hour program includes classroom and practical training in creating multi-point and fixed rope anchor systems, building and operating simple and compound mechanical advantage systems in the high angle environment, ascending and descending a fixed rope, packaging and moving a victim, tending a litter in the high angle environment, rescuing a stranded subject in the high angle environment, operating as a member of a rescue team and directing rescue operations.

Required equipment:

1) PPE

a. NFPA rated fire helmet or technical rescue helmet

b. Boots with adequate ankle protection.

c. Gloves – tight fitting gloves which allow manual dexterity. (Structural firefighting gloves

are NOT suitable for this class.)

d. Eye protection

e. Each student is required to provide a NFPA rated Class 2/Class 3 rescue harness certified

per manufactures recommendations. Each harness will be inspected and approved by the

VDFP Instructional Staff prior to use.

f. Long pants (no loose fitting clothing while loaded on rope)


1) Students MUST be 18 years of age.

2) Successful completion of Virginia Department of Fire Programs

Introduction to Technical Rescue Module 1 and Module 2 programs.

3) Students must be a member in good standing with a recognized fire, EMS, or public safety

agency/department to apply to attend.

4) Students shall be psychologically, physically, and medically capable to perform assigned duties

and functions at technical search and rescue incidents and to perform training exercises in

accordance with of NFPA 1500 Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health


Chapter 10-Medical and Physical Requirements.

Technical rescue is psychologically and physically demanding work. Students must be capable of

lifting heavy loads, working at various elevations and operating in potentially hazardous


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